Google has updated Hangouts instant messenger for mobile devices running the Android operating system. The main innovation in Hangouts 11 for Android is the ability to send video messages. Note that the Hangouts iOS version this feature is available from the beginning of the year.
In the application there was a video send option, the corresponding icon is added to the panel, which also has icons smiles, pictures, photos and so on. Apparently, the video length is limited to 1 minute, while the Hangouts iOS app limit is set at 2 minutes.
It is worth noting that in Hangouts 11 for Android will also be available function combining chat Hangouts and chains SMS . It allows you to view your Hangouts messages and SMS in a single chat. According to the developers, the function was unpopular and resulted in user confusion.
Hangouts version 11 for Android has not yet been laid out on Google Play, apparently, it will be there soon.